Planning & Outreach Coordinator
TiYuana Morehead is a native from San Diego, California. She is a current graduate student at California State University, Long Beach, pursuing a Master's of Arts in Education, Option in the Social and Cultural of Education. Since a young age, Ty has possessed a deep passion for dance and Black culture. She began dancing at the age of five and received formal training in Jazz by Dr. Donald Robinson at Abraham Lincoln High School. Also, she participated in the school's Drill Team under the guidance of Ms. Rolanda Day and Ms. Sharletta Richardson.
After graduating high school in 2013, Ty relocated to Carson, Ca to attain her Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies: Socio-Psychological Behavior at California State University, Dominguez Hills. During her undergrad years, she served as a student leader collaborating with CSUDH's Department of Africana Studies and The Rose Black Resource Center. Both departments provided her many opportunities to assist and create cultural programs and events geared toward Black women's success. She chaired the Naturally Beautiful Hair Show for two years. Also, she curated the Queens of Poetry Showcase, the Queen Mother Luncheon and the Talk to Me Sis Series.
After working as a college recruiter last Fall, Ty decided to redirect her passion from student advocacy to dance. Recently, she debuted as an amateur dancer in the CRayProject's urban burlesque show PINS. Her experience in the show has motivated her to build community among Black women outside of academia through fitness and dance. Overall, Ty is on a mission use dance and education to connect and empower Black women and girls regardless of skill.
Fun Fact: Ty enjoys cooking and learning new recipes that comfort the soul.